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Jesse

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Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jesse

Firm, or a gift, a son of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:17, 22; Matthew 1:5, 6; Luke 3:32). He was the father of eight sons, the youngest of whom was David (1 Samuel 17:12). The phrase "stem of Jesse" is used for the family of David (Isaiah 11:1), and "root of Jesse" for the Messiah (Isaiah 11:10; Revelation 5:5). Jesse was a man apparently of wealth and position at Bethlehem (1 Samuel 17:17, 18, 20; Psalms 78:71). The last reference to him is of David's procuring for him an asylum with the king of Moab (1 Samuel 22:3).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Jesse

gift; oblation; one who is


Naves Topical Index
Jesse

Father of David
Ruth 4:17; 1 Samuel 17:12

Ancestor of Jesus
Matthew 1:5-6

Samuel visits, under divine command, to select from his sons a successor to Saul
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Saul asks, to send David to become a member of his court
1 Samuel 16:19-23

Sons in Saul's army
1 Samuel 17:13-28

Dwells with David in Moab
1 Samuel 22:3-4

Descendants of
1 Chronicles 2:13-17


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Jesse

(wealthy), the father of David, was the son of Obed, who again was the fruit of the union of Boaz and the Moabitess Ruth. His great-grandmother was Rahab the Canaanite, of Jericho. (Matthew 1:5) Jesse's genealogy is twice given in full in the Old Testament, viz., (Ruth 4:18-22) and 1 Chronicles 2:5-12 He is commonly designated as "Jesse the Bethlehemite," (1 Samuel 16:1,18; 17:58) but his full title is "the Ephrathite of Bethlehem Judah." ch. (1 Samuel 17:12) He is an "old man" when we first meet with him, (1 Samuel 17:12) with eight sons, ch. (1 Samuel 16:10; 17:12) residing at Bethlehem. ch (1 Samuel 16:4,5) Jesse's wealth seems to have consisted of a flock of sheep and goats, which were under the care of David. ch. (1 Samuel 16:11; 17:34,35) After David's rupture with Saul he took his father and his mother into the country of Moab and deposited them with the king, and there they disappear from our view in the records of Scripture. (B.C. 1068-61.) Who the wife of Jesse was we are not told.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Jesse

JES'SE, noun A large brass candlestick branched into many sconces, hanging down in the middle of a church or choir.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Jessed

JESS'ED, adjective Having jesses on; a term in heraldry.